The Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies is now entering the second year of a two-year moratorium of its Library, Individual, and Institutional grant programs. The full grant program will resume in the fall of 2013 with applications for the 2014-2015 academic year due by December 31, 2013.
The Doctoral grant program will continue to make awards while the other grant categories are suspended. Applications for the 2013-2014 Doctoral grant program ONLY will be accepted by the December 31, 2012 deadline.
Support for Doctoral Candidates
The Metropolitan Center supports projects that reflect advanced
scholarship and offer new insights into East Asian art. Doctoral
students who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. (except
the dissertation) and are engaged in field work for the dissertation
may apply for a grant as a supplement to other sources of funding.
Applicants must certify that they have completed doctoral examinations
by March first prior to the grant period. Grants to doctoral candidates
generally cover overseas travel and living expenses of graduate
students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the
dissertation. Please view our list of recent doctoral grants for
Grants to doctoral candidates are intended to supplement other support
to a maximum (from all sources) of $22,000 for a single student,
$27,000 for a couple. Candidates who receive funds in excess of the
above are expected to notify and return the surplus to the Center.
Center will consider applications for second-year dissertation
research, provided the applicant submits evidence of substantial
progress made in the first year.
Individuals and Institutions wishing to inquire about grant support for
Doctoral grants may download an application and detailed instructions
in either PDF form or as a Microsoft Word Document.
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Applications must be completed and postmarked by December 31:
Letters are mailed out announcing grant awards by April 1.
May 1 is the earliest date grant funds are available.
Applications, including the original and four copies, must be
postmarked and mailed to the Kyoto center on or before December 31.
See contact for address.
Applications must be sent by regular postal delivery only. Do not submit by express mail.
Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) for additional information, or contact the center in Kyoto, Japan.
Recent Grant Recipients